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Sanction upheld for engaging, paying suspended fellow licensee as consultant

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The Court of Appeals of Texas in Austin, in a June 11 decision, overturned a lower court's decision to invalidate sections of the state medical board's sanction on a physician who repeatedly consulted with a suspended neurologist, holding that the board had provided sufficient expert testimony to establish a case for discipline.

The licensee in the case, physician Robert Lowry, operated a clinic that treated patients with chronic pain and concussion symptoms. In that capacity, the clinic often had a neurologist because Lowry did not have the necessary expertise in that area.

In 2015, after the board suspended . . .

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